Megan Baker

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Megan Baker

Workday

Biography

Megan is a Cloud Engineer at Workday, where she works on a team building an OpenStack-based private cloud. A recent graduate of Cornell University’s M.Eng. program, she is using her background in machine learning and analytics to tackle new problems in distributed systems.

Outside of work, she’s interested in learning homebrewing, teaching her dog how to dance, and picking up new hobbies.

Sessions for this user

* From the Unicorn’s Mouth: Stories of Managing Multiple Diverse Identities in Tech

We each have many critical facets to our identity-- race, gender, sexuality, class, health, and family background are just a handful of examples-- and the interaction between them can shape our lives more than any one factor alone. In this panel discussion, learn about intersectionality, and what the experiences of those living at the crossroads of different minority identities can teach us about what it takes to create a truly inclusive open source community.
Culture
Megan Baker, Thalida Noel, Nichole Burton, Lisa Sy

* Troubleshooting In Distributed Systems

The shift to microservice and distributed architectures has made software products more flexible and scalable-- and a lot more complex. With so many moving parts, ephemeral conditions and the spectre of partial failure, it can be much more difficult to pinpoint how and why things break. Learn how Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana can be used to monitor healthy systems and investigate issues as they pop up, and what we can do outside of software to improve our process of problem-solving.
Chemistry
Megan Baker